ODC’s ticket subsidy program aims to bring the joy of live performance to as many children as possible. For many children who benefit from the program, these sponsored field trips to YBCA offer an exciting first taste exposure to the theater going experience. Each year, ODC provides over 3,000 free tickets to our two annual home seasons (ODC/Dance Downtown and The Velveteen Rabbit).
The 2012 Buddies for Bunnies program, sponsored by contributions from individual donors, enabled over 1,500 students and teachers from Bay Area public schools to attend ODC’s beloved holiday production of The Velveteen Rabbit.
ODC provides students and teachers with workbooks and informational DVDs to prepare the youngsters for the experience of attending a live performance. ODC also encourages Buddies for Bunnies donors to attend the show with the classrooms that they support, making the experience more personal for both the patron and the student.
Help ODC give the gift of live theater to schoolchildren who otherwise wouldn’t have access. A gift of $500 supports one classroom of 3rd graders to attend the performance.